Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAKenyon Martin Jr., the 6-foot-6 power from Sierra Canyon (CA) and the son of former NBA standout Kenyon Martin, committed to Vanderbilt and new coach Jerry Stackhouse on Sunday.
Ranked the No. 35 power forward in the Class of 2019, Martin Jr. also considered UCLA, West Virginia and Texas Christian.
Martin Jr. played alongside fellow Vanderbilt commit Scotty Pippen Jr. and Duke commit Cassius Stanley at Sierra Canyon. Together they won back-to-back Open division state titles, which had never been done before
‘’K.J. is an amazing athlete with a very high basketball IQ,’’ Sierra Canyon coach Andre Chevalier said. ‘’He has the ability to defend multiple positions.
‘’He is focused and hard working, his best basketball is ahead of him.‘’
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.